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It belongs to categories: Orthodox chess, 
It was last modified on: 2005-01-11
 By Travis  Compton. Compton Medieval Chess. Large variant with three new pieces.[All Comments] [Add Comment or Rating]
Fergus Duniho wrote on 2018-03-31 UTC

Instead of making an exception, I deleted the non-existent settings name from the preset. You can now edit it and create a new settings file for the game.


Fergus Duniho wrote on 2018-03-31 UTC

There is no settings file for the game. The setup has been handled entirely in the preset. So that the customization that someone happens to be using does not overwrite a settings file, a settings file is always loaded without any customizations when you're editing it. When there is no settings file, the default settings are used, and these are for Chess. I suppose I could make an exception to this rule when there is no settings file to overwrite. This would make it easier to convert games stored as presets to settings files.


Greg Strong wrote on 2018-03-31 UTC

Fergus,

I'm trying to edit this preset, but for some reason it won't work.  If I select "Customize", that works, but if I select "Edit", it just shows me orthodox chess.  Any idea what's going on here?


Eric V. Greenwood wrote on 2005-07-04 UTCExcellent ★★★★★
only one small complaint: if the king exchanges places w/ the seer on the opposite square color, then for the rest of the game you will have 2 seers on the same color squares! Since they are colorbound pieces, this seems like a problem. perhaps the solution is to only allow the king exchange w/ the same(sqare)-colored seer--then both seers stay on opposite tracks. Perhaps another solution would be to allow one of the seers to move 1 square orthogonally next time one of them moves--if both have ended up on the same color. The game looks interesting! :)

John Ayer wrote on 2005-01-12 UTC
Thank you for changing the name. It looks like an interesting game.

Travis Compton wrote on 2004-12-23 UTC
Well, this is Medieval Chess, developed by the Illuminati long before Shatranj was introduced into the european society. Medieval Chess has been a secret for many centuries until recently unvieled in the archives of the Vatican City.....just kidding!! I guess it should be categorized under themes. I'm a medieval war fanatic and thought the name was just appropriate for the new pieces, Seer, Swordsman, and Longbowman. Maybe I'll rename it to Stronghold or something.

John Ayer wrote on 2004-11-18 UTC
I object to the name, as it is usually reserved for shatranj as played in Europe, with no fixity as to whether the kings opposed each other on the d or the e file.

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